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Dan Froot, Chair

Office: Kaufman 150A
Tel: 825-0166
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Website: http://www.danfroot.com

Dan Froot is a producer, composer, choreographer, writer, saxophonist, dancer, actor and director. He has performed his dance, music and theater work throughout the U.S. and overseas since 1983, and has worked with artists as diverse as Yoshiko Chuma, Ping Chong, Mabou Mines, Dan Hurlin, Ralph Lemon, Guy Klucevsek and Victoria Marks. Dan and long-time collaborator David Dorfman have co-created a popular and ongoing series of interdisciplinary duets collectively entitled "Live Sax Acts." He received a Bessie (New York Dance & Performance Award) for his music/theater piece, "Seventeen Kilos of Garlic," and a City of Los Angeles Artist Fellowship and a playwriting commission from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture for his gangster-vaudeville, "Shlammer." He recently completed a national tour of "Who's Hungry," a collaboration with celebrated New York puppet artist Dan Hurlin and Seattle-based composer Amy Denio. "Who's Hungry" tells life-stories of individuals living with hunger and/or homelessness in Los Angeles. Dan's current project, "Pang!", is a triptych of live radio plays based on the life stories of three families living with hunger in Miami, Cedar Rapids, and South Central Los Angeles. It will premiere in all three cities in 2017-2018.

Dan's work has received major support from Network of Ensemble Theaters, MAP Fund, US Artists, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, The National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Meet The Composer, The Durfee Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Vermont Community Arts Foundation, The New England Foundation for the Arts, The Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Reader's Digest, the City of West Hollywood, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, AEPOCH Foundation, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts, UCLA Council on Research, and the UCLA Center for Community Partnerships.

 

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Sat Aug 03 @ 8:00AM
Summer Session C Begins
Transmission ~ Map Fund

Transmission ~ Map Fund

Very prestigious grant awarded to WACD MFA Esther Baker Tarpaga and WACD PhD Raquel Monroe. In cele...
WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

WACD alum Meena Murugesan wins Bessie Award

Bessie Awards -The New York Dance and Performance Awards OUTSTANDING VISUAL DESIGN: Mimi Lien, Peiy...
Lula Washington on KCET

Lula Washington on KCET

For Lula and Erwin Washington, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre is more than just a building or st...
Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

Shweta Saraswat joins ACTA

After National Search, ACTA Welcomes Three Exceptional Staff Members. Not often does a small organi...
 Jade Robertson  TEDxTalks

Jade Robertson TEDxTalks

Dance is my ministry | Jade Robertson | TEDxUCLA What would the world look like if we all became ch...
Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Shamell Bell TEDxTalks

Becoming a lighthouse: co-choreographing our movements | Shamell Bell | TEDxUCLA How does dance rev...
Nia Love

Nia Love

Nia Love featured in Dance Magazine's "Meet the Black Women Who Paved the Way for Postmodern Dance ...
Maya Zellman

Maya Zellman

Meet Maya Zellman (WACD BA 2005) of Maya’s Brigadeiro Brazilian Sweets in Sherman Oaks featured i...
Elyan Hill - Ghana

Elyan Hill - Ghana

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Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

Jeremy Peretz - AAA Prize

  One of our great Culture and Performance PhD students, Jeremy Peretz, has just won second pri...